Grateful Dead Live at The Mosque on 1977-05-25
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George Shannon added 0.80 seconds of material to disk 2 track 3 at 0:05 to fill the gap in the version downloaded from etree. The material used was received in trade and was from the same show but a different source. The tracks were also re-sequenced so they now appear in original show order with the encore at the end. EAC and Soundforge were the tools used.
- 2004-04-09 14:44:47
- MR > DAT > CDR > SHN > CDR > SHN
- Richmond, VA
- The Mosque
Subject: The cure for the pandemic
Subject: just a wee too young for this show, but.....
Gotta say my stretch from 1982 until TOG was phenomenal, peeps that never saw those times can't even imagine how chill it was!
This record is real good, Jerry somewhere in his prime. maybe just a few years beyond? Those Hampton shows , like, five years later, well.......sublime.
Subject: Dead Karma
Subject: Jesus, great show......
Subject: My 2 cents
Subject: Richmond in May of 77
Subject: the other one(s)
Subject: My two cents
Nope. It's this one.
Subject: Scarlet-> Fire
Subject: Yet another classic from May 1977
Set 2 from Estimated is just transcendent, though. Now, there are several great Other Ones in 77 I've recently discovered, which never really used to be a favorite year of mine for the tune. 3/20, 5/13, 5/18, 5/21, and 11/5 are all fantastic, but this might easily be the best post-hiatus Other One I've ever heard; Jerry is absolutely fucking possessed and all over the map. It's the must hear part of this show, and just another amazing example of his endless genius. Wharf Rat and the Wheel are incredibly beautiful, and Round and Round sends things out on a very high note.
I guess there is a reason this show is so popular and now I think I finally understand!
Subject: primr 1977
Subject: GD Hybrid
Subject: Cool Betty Board
Subject: New Yorker Article
Here is the link to Paumgarten's great piece in the New Yorker:
Subject: Holy smokes....
Subject: Lord Have Mercy
Subject: This show is really good :)
it seems like from about 4/77-6/77 the dead were at the peak of their run with Keith and Donna
Subject: class act
p.s. I'd eat all those left nuts laying around to have domed this one pops!
Subject: Rubbed One Out?
Who the hell jerks off during a Grateful Dead concert? LOL I guess he didn't miss a tune. I know he sure as hell didn't miss a beat! LOL
And they ask me why I fucking drink...
This show is 'DA BOMB'! It's as good as any show in 1977. I would put it right up there with Boston Garden, Cornell University, Buffalo Memorial Auditorium, and Pembroke Pines for '77. Heck, I would have given anything to be at any of these concerts back in 1977! But I was stationed overseas in Okinawa at the time.
Download the Charlie Miller remaster:
Half-Step, Jack Straw, and Peggy-O are simply amazing! Now if you really want a Half-Step that is in a class by itself, then check out the one from 5-8-77 at Boston Garden!
And the 2nd set speaks for itself! Any time you get Wharf Rat sandwiched in the middle of the Other One, then you are in for a treat.
Check out my other reviews from other awesome Grateful Dead shows!!
Danny from Northern Virginia outside of Washington, D.C.
Subject: 3rd show, first of '77
Subject: Best Peggy_O ever
The rest of the show isn't bad either!
Subject: I agree with everything said below...
Other people have said this might be the best of May 1977. That is certainly a valid and strong argument. I first thought 5/8/77 was the best (or maybe I should talk about favorites) - the playing is almost perfect and the sound is the best found on this site. Then I migrated to 2/26/77 as my favorite, and that is still my favorite version of Estimated Prophet. The first is always the best, no?
Then much later on I heard 4/23/77 (the Springfield show) and I just loved that Scarlet > Fire. There are some second set Palladium shows which are also simply superior. But now I'm on this concert. This very well might be my favorite of all May 1977. Scarlet > Fire is just off the hook, it's a great second set, the Other one is fabulous (but the one a few days earler at The Fox in Atlanta is better).
I mean, I just can't get enough of 1977. I like this year so much because it's jamming with an underlying rhythm. Sometimes I'm not into 1970-73 because the jamming can get quite spacey on Dark Star, The Other One, and at times Playin' and Eyes of the World. I do like those concerts, but I personally like jamming within a framework of a song. All years after this with few exceptions are just not as good.
It's a shame that late 1977 just doesn't match up to Spring 1977. Many of the soundboards have Keith jacked up, plus he's playing his piano (I think) in a different mode which I don't like as much. The Lazy Lightnin' > Supplications start getting progressively worse in the fall 1977 and continue to decline into the late 1970's and early 1980's. I just love this time.
Subject: Whoa there! Back to center, folks. The Show rocks!
Subject: everyones got one
Subject: What the fuh?
Why not just rank the best shows "no stars" and the worst shows "five stars"? That makes just as much sense as carpet bombing every pre-1980 show with your uninteresting history lesson.
I am not a huge fan of this era but this show has a nice vibe to it and I like what the drummers are doing. Check out the Cassidy.
Subject: The Guy Above Me Is Retarded
Subject: to think these boys were rocking 4 blocks away!
Subject: 3 is blasphemy
btw, beautiful venue - similar to fox
Subject: muddy recording-great show!
ScarletFre is quiet. He's gone s sleepy and quiet. Fire is where the jam s on ths show. Estimated is also standard but the 'post' jam s great and noodly. I have wanted to get ths for a while and have not bothered tryng due to qualty. stream these via a cdr player and record to disc...va an fm transmitter. Nce quality.. just decded to get it now for 'completists' sake. Not one fo the better scarlet fires...but hey, it is '77 dead right here, so enjoy!
Subject: May 1977
Subject: other one
check it out for sure
Subject: 30th Anniversary of BOTH Starwars and this show
This is a great show too. Shredding LL->Sup.
Subject: 40th Anniv of Star Wars
Subject: excellent show
Subject: The Richmond Mosque show
Subject: Clean and Crisp
Subject: Funky Scarlet
Phil plucks out a really funky baseline to Scarlet, and the main body of this Scarlet is excellent and lots of fun. The Scarlet jam was a bit spacy for my taste, though. Donna moans like she's conducting some sort of tribal ceremony ... or like she's in labor. I much prefer the 11/30/80 Scarlet jam.
Fire is good, but nothing particularly special, IMHO. Same for Estimated. And, I find Estimated>He's Gone to be sort of a let down. I much prefer Estimated>Eyes. Eyes is just a much more fun and uplifting tune.
The "Other One, Wharf Rat, Other One" didn't do it for me, either. Wharf Rat is such a melancholy tune. Somewhat romantic, but very melancholy. Its so sad to think of a guy spending half his life in jail for someone else's crime and the other half stumbling around drunk on burgandy wine.
I just couldn't enjoy the rest of the show after getting into that state of mind.
I don't know. Jerry seemed to be a mood for slow songs this night. Excellent sound quality, good tunes and well played, especially the first set. Second set just didn't do it for me, though.
Subject: you can download brothers
if you stream the songs until the gray bar goes all the way across then you have them in you internet explorer temp internet files. increase your cache memory, create a my music file for the show. drag, drop, and share the love.
pay no mind to computer illiterate heads who will castigate you for tranferring your files from a temporary spot to a more permanent location. it's not like you are selling these shows. why do i want to sit in an uncomfortable chair and listen to great music through shitty speakers? it sounds spectacular in my iPod!
This is uncut music history!!!
One Happy Deadhead!!!
Subject: Thanks & Praise
Subject: Holy Cow
Subject: Great Drums
Subject: heady show
Subject: thank you archive
Subject: Quitcher Bichen an Listen!!
To my mind the remaining fellas are merely trying to take care of their families...nothing wrong with that...so quitcher bichen and listen to this awesome music play!!!
Subject: No He Wouldn't
"After we're done with [the show] they can have it."
You need to learn more about the Grateful Dead my friend... Why do you think they let everyone tape the shows???
Subject: WWJD - What Would Jerry Do?
Hook your computer up to your stereo and enjoy!
Subject: yes, underrated
Subject: One of the Best Ever
-- Star Wars opens in theatres.
My rating was only cast because i had to. but who really needs to know if a SBD from may of '77 is any good?
Subject: Thankful for gdlive
Subject: Amazing quality
Subject: Another Great One
Subject: Tough to pick a favorite 1977 show
Low points: Mexically blues is uninspired.
Hightlights: Jerry smokes on Cassidy and Deal. As other have mentioned, He's Gone is great (back after being for the most part of the set list). Another excellent Estimated Prophet. The Other One is one of the best since 1970-71; it has some of it's original fire.
For me, from Estimated on, it's all gold (except for the drum solos).
Subject: Second Chance at First Show
So I must say now 28 plus years later, and a hundred or so shows later, I have gotten the chance to hear this show again. And I must agree with those other reviewers, this was one great show. And I that is with a totally clear and unaltered mind that I listen to this show. Glad to have a second chance. And I am totally amazed at the sound quality of this recording. Thanks to whoever did such a great job. tal
Subject: Live @ the Mosque
The version of Brown-Eyed Women from this show will bring tears to your eyes for sure
Subject: Just as awesome as 5/8/77!!!
Subject: He's Gone indeed
The whole show is a must-have...
Subject: He's gone
Great show, great sound.
Subject: a favorite
Subject: One of the more underrated Dead shows ever
Subject: Comparable to Cornell
Anyone know where there is another fast version of They Love Each Other? I have one I think from RFK 73 but it's not enough!! I need more!!
Subject: One of the Best EVER
One caveat- I'd have to suggest that the best Peggy-O was born a couple weeks earlier in St. Paul! Also, give the one from the 5th (New Haven) a listen. Much love!
Subject: First of many...
Subject: Star Wars show
How many people saw the movie in Short Pump,then went to the show?
Next Star Wars show 5.21.80
Subject: i was born this night in 1977 about a mile away
Subject: Typical Great 77 show!
Subject: sweet 77
The jam is extended at the end will a couple of runs through the skins by Billy and Mick.
Had this on Dat years back and it always found a way into my deck.
Subject: A Jerry Highlight Show
Subject: Excellent show
Subject: top 5!
Dr. Flashback :-)